Naughty puppets are coming the Church Street!
A gang of eclectic, foul-mouthed puppets burst onto the scene in 2003 creating the worldwide phenomenon known as Avenue Q. Taking on the lessons of life without the fluff, these colorful characters advise their new friend Princeton on everything from getting a job and finding an apartment to hangovers and internet porn. With unforgettable numbers such as “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist,” “If You Were Gay,” and “What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?” the Q puppets will have you rolling in the aisles and coming back for more. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this winner of the rare ‘Tony Triple Crown’ – Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score.
Three men. A white canvas. No holds barred.
Master of dark humor Yasmina Reza creates a searing tale of three seemingly sophisticated friends. Serge has just purchased a peculiar painting for an exorbitant sum of money. However, Serge’s prestigious acquisition is met with confusion and disgust from his longtime friend Marc. The painting is nothing more than a white canvas with white diagonal lines. How could Serge have been deceived into valuing something so silly and juvenile? Another mutual friend Ivan is pulled into the heated exchange that gives way to personal attacks revealing the alarming fragility of the men’s bond. In this Tony Award-winning comedy, Yasmina Reza digs deep under the surface of so-called sophistication to find the root of our attraction to one another.
Last time Mr. Sheeran played Orlando’s Amway Center, he opened for “the” Taylor Swift. Ladies swooned, guys were jealous of his accent, and he was, perhaps to my surprise, very good live. And very charming. But Sheeran needs no introduction now, and has plans to headline his very own evening at the Amway Center this September.
Ed Sheeran announced the Orlando stop is set for Tuesday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the second leg of his North American Tour. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 17 at 10 a.m.
While predictable based on the amount of radio play he gets, Sheeran’s summer tour has sold out most dates in minutes, including Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Newark’s Prudential Center, and back-to-back nights at the iconic Hollywood Bowl. He also has top billing at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas, and Summerfest in Milwaukee. Sheeran’s worldwide tour will conclude with three sold out nights at London’s Wembley Stadium.
Our Featured Artist for July is Jason Hunt, a very accomplished artist, I like to consider his artwork in many ways to be the art of Kindness, this artist in his own words from his website,
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My pencil drawings are called ‘Moments in Time‘. For 58 years I’ve drawn from life’s experience of innocence, pain, transformation, and grace. Our most human moments of fear, and of course love, are the most defining marks of our individual journey.
I spent over 20 years painting in oils and acrylics. Many hundreds of my paintings are somewhere in this world. Like my drawings, the paintings showed the many bits of pleasure and scraps of pain we all endure during time.
I now draw with a pencil which is how I began as a child. My drawings are black and white because I’ve come to believe most truths are found in the many shades of gray.
I was a nontraditional learner from what was an extremely disadvantaged home. As a child, a pencil and piece of paper not only created drawings, but, also my sanctuary. Dyslexia and dysgraphia made school seemingly insurmountable. It was a relief when I graduated high school and could finally focus on a strength.
You couldn’t have told me at the time that my learning challenges would become one of my greatest gifts. When things got bad at home, I could always find a pencil and snippet of paper to create meaning and beauty from the madness.
Experiencing early in life the sorrow that loss can bring inspired me to draw the world as wish it was. As an adult I have grown to see that the hope, awe, and love I yearned for does indeed exist and always did. When life throws you for a loop, there is always a way back to center. For me, that way is thru drawing.
At exhibits, when people I don’t know laugh & cry while taking in my drawings, I’m reminded why I draw. I draw to show we are more alike than different.
I draw to convey feelings because our emotions are our greatest strength and not a weakness. Our collective emotions have the power to transform our human race thru compassion.
At the end of the day, I imagine there are times we all say ‘Thanks & Good Night’.
Please Join us for the Church Street Art Stroll for July 17th! from 5pm-9:30pm as part of the Third Thursday Gallery Hop and as part of the tribute to Charles Dickens referred to as “What The Dickens” as one of the venues of this great event!